- a medieval dramatic form based on a Biblical story, usually dealing with the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.
Origin of mystery play
Examples from the Web for mystery play
Historical Examples of mystery play
Strindberg gives himself this name, probably in allusion to his mystery-play, To Damascus .Zones of the Spirit
The Sacra Rappresentazione is in substance nothing more than the development of the medieval Mistero (“mystery-play”).
The artists who used these dotted backgrounds evidently viewed the Horae rather from the mystery-play standpoint.Early Illustrated Books
Alfred W. Pollard
- (in the Middle Ages) a type of drama based on the life of ChristCompare miracle play